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is not where we've been, but where we're going. governor romney has a perspective that says if we cut taxes, skewed towards the wealthy and roll back regulations that we'll be better off. i've got a different view. i think we've got to invest in education and training. i think it's important for us to develop new sources of energy here in america. that we change our tax code to make sure that we're helping small businesses and companies that are investing here in the united states. that we take some of the money that we're saving as we wind down two wars, to rebuild america. and that we reduce our deficit in a balanced way that allows us to make these critical investments. now, ultimately it's going to be up to the voters, to you, which path we should take. are we going to double down on the top down economic policies that helped to get us into this mess, do we embrace a new economic patriotism that says, america does best when the middle class does best? and i'm looking forward to having that debate. >> governor romney? two minutes. >> thank you, jim. honor to be here with you and i apprec
away from fundamentally every position that he had taken. you cannot cut taxes by $5 trillion, as he's doing, and simply say, oh, i don't have that tax cut. i'm not going to cut taxes for the wealthy when the average high-income earner is going to get a $250,000 tax cut. >> let me stop you right there because the romney campaign has a new ad out just on that point and say the president and his team are aligned when they call it a $5 trillion tax cut. >> president obama continues to distort mitt romney's economic plan. the latest, not telling the truth about mitt romney's tax plan. the ap says it doesn't add up. abc news, "mostly fiction." even the obama campaign admitted it it wasn't true. >> well, okay, stipulated it won't be near $5 trillion. >> so does the campaign now accept that the cuts will be less than $5 trillion? >> no, absolutely not. i mean, look, if you're going to reduce the bush tax rates by 20% in the estate tax, in the amt, change the corporate rate and a whole host of other changes, that adds up in a reduction of revenue. the question for governor romney is what loo
of dollars in more in taxes in june. the policy center says average house will pay $3500 more per year in taxes if congress doesn't extend tax cuts. temporary cuts put in place since twun are set so-to-expire, all of them in january. that includes income tax and payroll taxes. congress could extend some are all cuts with a decision not expected until after electrics f you're an american express customer you may have money coming to you. the bank will refund $85 million to a quarter million customers because of what the government called deceptive practices. saying the bank charged late fees and discriminated against older consumers. officials said telemarketers promised a $300 reward that actually did not exist. and american express says it has cooperated fully with the investigation and correcting violations and the bank agreed to refund customers directly. >> wow. all right. thank you. >> sure. >> and outside today, snokin snoking -- smoking hot. >> there is a look at the forecast in october. >> i know. really. inland areas unseasonally hot today. coastal areas were warmer than avera
to the middle saying lowering the tax rates for wealthy americans would not lower the amount of taxes they pay. >> my view is we should provide tax relief to those in the middle class. but i am not going to reduce the share of taxes paid by high income people. >> romney said he would close tax loopholes and limit the de tucks -- deductions to the risk. >> it is knot possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high income individuals to either avoid raising the deficit or burdennenning the middle class. it is math. it is arithmetic. >> on health care -- >> first of all, i like the way we did it in massachusetts. >> romney said he would repeal obama care, but not all of the parts people like. >> preexisting conditions are covered under my plan. number two, young people are able to stay on their family plan. >> what your plan does is to duplicate what is already the law. >> the president's responses did not pin romney to what he said during the primaries and the republican nominee was able to reframe his positions. >> we are not going to get rid of all regulation. yo
the country lowering the tax rates for wealth any americans would not lower the amount of taxes they pay. >> my view is we ought to provide tax relief to people in the middle class. i'm not going to reduce share of taxes paid by high income people. >> reporter: romney said he would close tax loopholes and limit reductions to the rich. >> the president: it is not possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high income individuals to avoid either raising the deficit or burdenning the middle class, it is math, -- arithmetic. >> i like the way we did it in massachusetts. >> reporter: romney said he would repeople obama care but not all the parts people like. >> number one, preexisting conditions are covered under my plan. young people are able to stay on their family plan. >> the president: what your plan does is duplicate what already law. >> reporter: the president's responses did not pin romney to what he said during the prime reese and he was able to reframe his positions. >> you have to have regulation there's some parts of dodd-frank that make sense. >> re
this year. >> and there is a class action suit claims the fee is a tax and should require a two thirds vote from the legislature, governor brown calls it a fee to help with the budget deficit. >> and a group of people in the south bay is urging google to remove a video clip from you tube related to a film that is sparking violence around the globe. >> happening now in sharp contrast to violent protests around the world this peaceful demonstration in santa clara denounces an antiislam film made in the united states. these protestors are upset with google decision not to remove a video clip available on you tube. the crude film titled "innocence of muslims" angered many, triggering deadly violence. these mothers say they support freedom of expression, but not what they consider hurtful bullying its not okay to tease and if it's deliberate and provocative, it borders on faith based bullying, boy say. >> they say do are just hoping google reconsiders a plea to take down the clip. >> officials are investigating allegations of anti-semitism in the university of california berkeley claiming offici
. mitt romney ran to the middle saying lowering the tax rates for wealthy americans would not lower the amount of taxes they pay. >> my view is we should provide tax relief to those in the middle class. but i am not going to reduce the share of taxes paid by high income people. >> romney said he would close tax loopholes and limit the de tucks -- deductions to the risk. >> it is knot possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high income individuals to either avoid raising the deficit or burdennenning the middle class. it is math. it is arithmetic. >> on health care -- >> first of all, i like the way we did it in massachusetts. >> romney said he would repeal obama care, but not all of the parts people like. >> preexisting conditions are covered under my plan. number two, young people are able to stay on their family plan. >> what your plan does is to duplicate what is already the law. >> the president's responses did not pin romney to what he said during the primaries and the republican nominee was able to reframe his positions. >> we are not going to
romney has been running around the country for the last year, promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. >> reporter: but in the audience, many of the president's supporters expressed bewilderment at his passive performance last night. >> i felt like he should have been more aggressive. >> i didn't understand the strategy. i thought, you know, i wondered what was going on. >> reporter: sources tell abc news the president's strategy was a calculated decision not to risk appearing un-presidential by attacking romney on, say, that video insulting 47% of the country as irresponsible victims. his aides advised him to focus on policy, such as romney's effort to distance himself from his own tax proposal. >> for 18 months, he's been running on his tax plan, and now five weeks before the election, he's saying that his big, bold idea is "never mind." >> reporter: but now, top democrats and liberal pundits bemoan a missed opportunity. >> i don't know what he was doing out there. he had his head down. he was enduring the debate, rather than fighting it. >> it looked like rom
is legitimate because the once rural lands face greater right after this ook they pass that tax increase with a vote. >> the taxpayer association just filed a lawsuit claiming that that fee is a tax. it means legislature needed a super majority to be valid. the group wants homeowners refunded. >> we're having them pay it and we follow the lawsuit against that tax base seeking to invalidate it. >> in light of a year seen 1300 more fires state wide, cal fire says the fee is critical. the agency's budget has been deducted by the amount the fire fee supposed to bring in this year. >> there is a majority coming out of the general fund. it goes up and goes down with the economy. with this new funding source with the fee, it's providing a stable funding source to help us preprevent lashlgest wildfire autos and i would like to get my name in there to see if we can get cancelled out. >> in sacramento abc 7 news. >> there is gas stations beginning to run dry this, owner has shut down because he'd have to charge $6 a gallon to turn a profit. gasoline are at the lowest they've been in five years, ex
. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that has been buried the last four years. >> reporter: it didn't take long for republican vice presidential hopeful ryan to pounce on that comment. >> vice president biden just today said that the middle class over the last four years has been "buried." we agree. >> reporter: the latest poll shows the race for president is still close. which means every word and gesture tonight could impact the election. after a couple of coin tosses last night we learned president obama will be taking the first question. mitt romney will deliver the final closing argument. brandi hitt, abc7 news. >>> do we expect things to be cordial tonight or sniping? >> reporter: i think they are going to be a lot of attacks tonight. the big focus is on domestic policy and the economy. they've been going back and forth delivering a lot of tax on the economy. the big question is you will see those great one-line jabs from either candidate. they can be great but they can also backfire. it depends on the body language and reaction. a lot of lot of the polit
: fat cat from the 1% who paid just 14% in his taxes. who you like in this final jeopardy round probably depends on which percent your in. do you even know? well, unless you earn more than $380,000 a year, you're officially part of the 99%. rock stars and athletes? they're just 1% of the 1%. wall street wizards, just 14% of the 1%. in fact, the 1% includes nearly twice as many doctors and lawyers. albert einstein said genius is 1% talent and 99% hard work. and the same is probably true for politics. at tonight's debate, a blizzard of percents. >> 93% of the businesses are not taxed at the 35% tax rate. >> reporter: all these perce percents -- >> it's mast. >> reporter: intended to make politics seem like facts that can't be argued with. >> like a sports analogy. it's odds, percentage chances. people have those percentages in their mind. they know their take-home pay. things that apply in their own life. >> reporter: but too many percents and you risk sounds like yogi berra, who said baseball is 90% physical, the other half is mental. a recent survey showed 42% of americans don't believe
. $200 million. >> i tell myself, it's 50% tax. don't feel bad. if you don't win the lottery. >> i will take the $100 million. make it work for a couple months. >>> later on in the half hour, the diva drama on "american idol" still spinning out of control. nicki minaj versus mariah carey. and our own barbara walters has a huge scoop about a threat involving a gun. yeah, things got that serious. that's coming up in "the skinny". stay tuned. >>> first, a major admission from mitt romney, the candidate now saying the remarks he made about the 47% were completely wrong. >> the reversal as romney tries to capitalize on his winning debate performance earlier this week. it is a critical time now with just over a month until election day. abc's t.j. winick covering the campaign for us. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: good morning, rob and reena. mitt romney rose to the occasion by all accounts on wednesday night, and now he looks to continue the momentum. seen by many political analysts and average voters as the winner, political challenger, mitt romney echoed his performance. >> he will r
. a washington think tank says if congress can't reach agreement on extending those tax cuts, then nine out of ten, that's 90% of households will see a tax hike averaging $3,500. economists are warning if congress drives off what is called the so-called fiscal cliff, there will be automatic tax increases and deep spending cuts on january 1st. >>> the federal mortgage task force is filing its first action against a major bank. the civil lawsuit against jpmorgan chase alleges massive fraud involving mortgage-backed securities. rather than a specific deal, the complaint focuses on improper practices through bear stearns, which jpmorgan chase acquired after it went bust. >>> american express is agreeing to refund $85 million to about 250,000 credit card customers and pay about $27.5 in fines. federal agencies say the company charged improper late fees and deceived credit card customers about old debts and new services. >>> there is a major recall from honda this morning. it affects 600,000 accords with v6 engines from 2003 to 2007 years. the hose for power steering might come loose and leak flu
buried. they're just being crushed. i will not, under any circumstances, raise taxes on middle-income families. >> reporter: the president challenged his rival, saying that romney cannot keep his goal of cutting taxes and not add to the deficit without hurting the middle-class. >> now, five weeks before the election, he's saying his big, bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: other topics included medicare reform and the president's health care reform law. while there wasn't a knockout punch by either side, some feel the president may have been too relaxed. >> this time, he seemed just a little detached at times. didn't want to be there. >> reporter: most agree romney led the debate. and after lagging in many polls, this first match-up could give him the boost he needed. >> knowing he's behind and he needs to win. and he came in and fought that fight stylistically. i think he put the president on defense a number of times. >> reporter: now, the candidates aren't wasting any time. they're getting back on the campaign trail today. and the big next week when the vice presidential c
about the 47% of americans who don't pay federal income taxes. he told fox news his life has shown that he cares about 100% of americans. more in about 15 minutes. >>> this morning the woman charged with ditching her daughter after a botched shoplifting attempt is sitting in santa clara jail this is marcy keelin's mugshot. cameras were rolling when she stepped out of a list car in san jose yesterday after being extradited from nevada where she had been hiding. investigators say she sped off leaving her 10-year-old behind after workers at a safeway store in morgan hill spotted them stealing. she faces burglary and child endangerment charges. >>> is if expected to be over -- san francisco has several major events taking place, police will be patrolling all over they. they say you can take precautions against becoming a victim. ama daetz has more. >> reporter: san francisco is teaming with sailors, military and otherwise. america's cup racing and fleet week are two of several major events this weekend. huge crowds expected to congest city streets and more people sometimes means more c
. it calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> reporter: the candidates pounced on tv ads. romney does want to cut tax rates that would reduce revenue by $5 trillion over ten years. romney has refused to say which one, leaving him open to attack. >> today, mitt romney will launch an attack of his own, delivering a foreign policy speech slamming president obama's middle east policy. rock and paula. >> all right, tahman bradley, live in washington this monday morning. thank you, tahman. >>> and of course, the main event this week is thursday's vice presidential debate, abc's live coverage begins at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific. >>> and politics overseas now, it is another victory for venezuela venezuelian president hugo chavez. chavez although is battling cancer received 54% of the vote, leaving his supporters to celebrate right there in the streets. voter turnout was more than 80%. that's the highest in decades and the election was largely peaceful. >>> the origin of a drone that crossed into israeli territory over the weekend is mystery this morning. israeli military shot down the unmanned aircraft
-- >> governor romney's central economic plan calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> i don't have a $5 trillion tax cut. >> reporter: -- that has the campaigns arguing in television and web ads. >> not telling the truth. >> reporter: so what's the truth? romney does want to cut tax rates. that would reduce revenue by nearly $5 trillion over 10 years. he says he would offset that loss by eliminating loopholes and deductions, but he has refused to say which ones leaving him open to attack by team obama. >> mitt romney's solution is he just decided there wasn't math involved in this problem, and that's absolutely crazy. >> reporter: while the president continues that fund-raising swing, mitt romney will deliberate blistering foreign policy speeches attacking the president on middle eastern policy. that is tomorrow. david? >> we'll be watching for that. david kerley on the campaign trail in florida. david, thank you. >>> i want to bring in our senior washington editor rick klein tonight, and, rick, let's take another look at that gallup poll we showed. a tighter race already. we know it's a rolling ave
. >> if the tax plan he described were a tax plan i would support, absolutely not. i'm not looking for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> for 18 months, he's been running on this tax plan. and now, five weeks before the election, he's saying that his big, bold idea is, never mind. >> reporter: george, up until last night, the obama campaign had succeeded in turning this from a referendum on president obama to a choice. and they were painting mitt romney as an unacceptable alternative. but that dynamic seemed to change last night. it seemed to be very much a referendum on president obama. and mitt romney presented himself as a credible alternative. george? >> which is exactly what mitt romney wanted. >>> let's get the view from the romney camp right now. david muir covers the romney campaign. and as we said, the polls giving mitt romney the win overnight. clearly, the romney team is happy. how do they capitalize on it going forward? >> reporter: well, i gotta tell you, george, in talking with a key adviser overnight, going back and forth, one of the things i was struck by was he said, our supporters
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is still short on details on a few key things, health care plan, his tax care plan, as well as as frank-dodd. did he score any points as far as romney being a blank canvas? >> there were a few vulnerabilities when you talked about entitlements, tax plans, he has to square these numbers. he dug himself some holes, that the obama campaign can dig him into even more. it's going to be difficult for him to square those things in a future debate. i think there is possible areas of opportunity there. this was not something that even the most dedicated partisans can paint as a good night for president obama. >> you know it's a bad night if opinions are that uniform, huh? >> exactly. the next presidential debate, tuesday, october 16th. >> thank you, rick. >> thanks. >> thank you, guys. >>> our coverage of the debate does not end here. we'll take you live to denver, during "america this morning" and also during "good morning america," as well, as a wrap-up and further analysis. look for political insight any time always at abcnews.com. >>> turning overseas, tension is running high this morning al
reluctance to go into detail about his policies. for instance, he has not indicated what tax loopholes he would close to pay for his tax cuts. they hope he will be pressed on this wednesday night. we go now to david muir traveling with the romney campaign. >> reporter: hey, jake. good evening from denver. the debate two days from now in this city. mitt romney will appear a short time from now at a rally right behind me. his campaign today acknowledging he will spend most of his time hunkered down, preparing for the most important night of his political career. the debate stage coming together here at the university of denver, where governor romney will stand on the same stage with the president for the first time. romney flying here from boston today, along with a team of top advisers with whom he's practiced extensively. in early september, he spent days at this secluded retreat in vermont. then, more practice in los angeles. then, just this weekend in boston. and playing the role of the president in those mock debates, senator rob portman of ohio. portman taking pointed shots at romney
a little more about his tax plan. there's been questions about the tax cuts across the board. which deductions would he eliminate? he's been practicing with that question. they also said they would be surprised, stunned, in fact, if the 47% comments did not come up in this debate. he's been practicing on that, as well. and lastly, this is their words, he doesn't have to win a charm contest, a charm offensive on this stage. he does need to connect with americans and the problems felt by middle-class families. across this country. that, perhaps, is the biggest hurdle. >> jake, one thing romney is likely to bring up tonight. a gaffe by vice president joe biden, where he said the middle class has been buried for the last four years. >> reporter: that's right. vice president biden tried to clean up those remarks later in the day, saying he was referring to the middle class being buried by tax policies and economic policies put in by republicans, ones that romney and ryan want to go back to. but criticism of what's happened to the middle class over the last four years is one that ryan and
more than half a trillion dollars, automatic tax increases and deep spending cuts would kick in if the country goes over that fiscal cliff. >> that's significant. you look at some of these numbers. just you throw out numbers like test you throw out numbers like you can't put your mind around it. a married couple with two kids inc00 more, $6,000 more almost. and then if some of the child deductions, obama's payroll tax cut isn't renewed, you won't get tax breaks for each child as well. >> one of the steepest increases in history of the country. a big deal. remember, we got to this point because the super committee, bipartisan committee did not get the job done, they did not come up with a deal. this is what will trigger the fiscal cliff by the end of this year. so, no mattewhat they got to get thie be cf1p201. >>> moving on this morning, another major credit card company is going to pay up to company is goingresnd $ up to million to 250,000 customers out there. and amex accused of violating federal laws in marketing and billing. the company will also pay $27.5 million, similar
has begun to rise. >> reporter: he said there was no way romney could cut taxes without adding to the deficit. >> the president: now he's saying his big bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: the president never brought up the 47% comment or bain capital. he seemed unassertive and looked down during attacks. most say it was romney who won this debate. >> moments like these can wipe the slate clean watch has gone on the last month. >> reporter: as both hit the campaign trail this afternoon. >> two more debates look up and give it to mitt romney. also -- >> reporter: this debate is making political history on twit we are the creation of new hash tag fired big bird. brandi hitt, abc7 news. >>> coming to president obama's defense al gore who is suggesting obama's lackluster performance might be blamed on altitude sickness. the next debate is a week from today in kentucky when biden and ryan face off. . >>> back in vallejo police have arrested a retire mad reason for allegedly shooting and killing two of his neighbors. that happened in the flown cove neighborhood 6:00 last night. pol
trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. >> reporter: obama campaign advisers were even more blunt, accusing romney of being dishonest on the debate stage. but some of the president's supporters and liberal pundits are baffled by what they saw as a passive performance. >> i felt like he should have been more aggressive. >> i don't know what he was doing out there. he had his head down. he was enduring the debate, rather than fighting it. >> reporter: president obama could have new worries today when the monthly job numbers come out. economists predicted the unemployment rate could go from 8.1% to 8.2%. >> critical numbers. tahman bradley live for us. thanks, tahman. >>> and one other campaign note this morning. a film dramatizing the raid that killed osama bin laden will make its debut just two days before the election. the national geographic channel denies there was any political motivation. it says the air date was chosen to kick off the fall season. >>> american airlines is cancelling or delaying dozens of flights today to fix a safety problem with its loose seats. the carrier
stevens last month. >> reporter: mitt romney shifted his focus today to foreign policy. >> the tax on our consulate on september 11th, 2012 was likely the work of force as fill ed with those who atack our homeland on september 11th, 2001 this latest assault can't be blamed on a reprehensible video insulting islam, despite administration's attempts to convince of us of that. >> reporter: the romney campaign is trying to reverse the tide on this issue. the republican contender used today's speech to keep up his criticism of the obama administration. romney had a swagger. he's riding a wave of momentum after last week's debate. latest poll taken after the denver show count has the race tied at 47 among registered voters. president obama had a five point advantage in the three days leading in the debate. the same poll found voters overwhelmingly said romney won't debate, the biggest debate win ever recorded by gallup. bigger than clinton's 42 point margin over bush.4!zf[ç in los angeles last night musicians lent their support. mr. obama thanked the performers and threw in a not so subtle ref
vests made it safely to shore. >>> governor brown's tax measure getting support from hollywood heavyweights. donated combined $100,000 to the initiative. the donations came to days before governor brown announced he signed bills extending 100 million dollar film tax credit until 2017. >>> 6:06. time for a look at forecast, if you like it hot, you will like it again today. >> if you don't like it there is relief to be found in the bay area. >>> relief late this afternoon at the coast. temperatures will make a run up to 80 then start to fall later into the evening rest of us will have to wait until overnight and tomorrow to get relief. temperatures this morning warmer than yesterday napa one degree cooler san jose exactly the same. we are starting off in the low to mid 60s except for north bay valleys to the coast in the 50s. storm track well north starting to slip a little farther south producing high pressure to the east going to lose its grip a little on the coast this afternoon. for rest of us, another scorcher, 50s and 60s now, by noon 80s and mid 90s bay and inland. coast 7
and beverage which sales tax will come to the city of oakland. >>> let's go oakland has 52,000 followers on its facebook page. they say they have no plans to remove the tarps for the division playoffs. >> cincinnati and san francisco has placed a wager on the games at at&t park. san francisco mayor and cincinnati mayor have agreed the losing city will host a cook off fund-raiser to benefit the winning seasons sports program. as for yesterday's wildcard games, larry beil has the story in this morning's sports. >> good morning, here is the problem with the one-game playoff. you play 162 games, you get one chance and an umpire blows a call that kills you, it happened in the braves game last night. you like this. molina with a drive to right. jason hayward fighting the sun back to the wall and makes the catch. spectacular concentration. down to the sixth, former a matt halliday, 4-2 cardinals. meltdown in the 8th. short stop going out on this pop-up. halliday comes in and ball drops and infield fly and the batter is automatically out. two men out and two outs. as for trash on the field. braves prot
to the iraq war, and children's television is on the house. >> reporter: to taxes. >> why is it that if you take advantage of a tax break and you're a corporation, you're a smart businessman. but if you take advantage of something that you need to not be hungry, you're a moocher. >> reporter: and even foreign policy. >> it appears that the american foreign policy has been to go into the middle east and try to buy friends. does that ever work? >> yeah, we can buy friends. >> i think it works. >> reporter: there were moments you'll likely never see in the presidential debate. >> you just begrudged -- >> no, no, no. >> you've been begrudging all night. >> no. >> this is nothing but begrudging. >> reporter: here's their advice for bridging the bipartisan divide in congress. one major snafu of the night, some viewers had difficulties streaming the debate live. >> let me ask you this -- >> reporter: there was so much demand, it overloaded the servers. >> this whole idea is insanity. >> reporter: prompting tweets like this. "your site is more broken than america." "the rumble 2012 will soon be fol
the iraq war. children's television is on the house. >> reporter: to taxes. >> why is it if you take advantage of tax break and you're a corporation, you're a smart businessman, but if you take advantage of something to not be hungry, you're a moocher. >> reporter: and even foreign policy. >> it appears that the american foreign policy has been going to the middle east trying to buy friends. does that ever work? >> yeah. we can buy friends. i bought stewart. >> reporter: there are moments you'll never see in the presidential debate. >> you just begrudged. >> no, no, no. >> you've been begrudging all night. this is nothing but begrudging. >> his advice for the by partisan divide in congress. one major snafu of the night, some viewers had difficulty streaming the debate live. >> let me ask you this. >> reporter: there was so much demand it overloaded the servers. >> this whole idea is insanity. >> reporter: prompting tweets like this. your site is more broken than america. the rumble 2012 will soon be followed by the refund 2012. reena ninan, abc news, washington. >> well, hopefully th
to go to the game, they will buy a lot of food and beverage, which sales tax will come to the city of oakland. we think it's an economy issue also. >> they say they have 52,000 followers on their facebook page. a's manager said they have no plans to remove the tarps for the division playoffs. >> the mayors of cincinnati and san francisco have placed a friendly wager on the game tonight. edwards lee and mark mallory from cincinnati will bet, benefiting the youth sports programs. larry beil brings us up-to-date with the morning sports report. >> good morning. here's the problem with the one-game playoff. you play 162 games to get one chance. and an umpire blows a call that kills you. it happened in the braves-cardinals game last night. in atlanta former president jimmy carter enjoying the action. you like this. molina with a drive to right. jason heyward fighting the sun, back to the wall and makes the catch! spectacular concentration. top of the sixth, former a, matt holliday, solo homer off of kris medlen. 4-2, cardinals. meltdown in the eighth. pete going out on this pop-up. holid
debate, again avoided giving details of the romney tax plan, even when pressed. >> you haven't given me the math. >> i don't have the -- it would take me too long to go through all of the math. >> reporter: the president is in nevada tonight for what insiders call three days of debate camp at a resort outside of las vegas. they too are trying to lower expectations and believe accounts that the romney campaign is convinced debates are about moments. >> the idea that i'm anti-immigrant is repulsive. >> reporter: and romney will come armed with several one-liners. >> clearly they've been practicing these zingers and lines for months, so i'm sure they'll have a bunch of clever line, but that's ultimately not what the american people are looking for. >> reporter: the president is being coached to be crisper, to shorten his answers, and a former democratic candidate says mr. obama needs to avoid being irritable. >> but he's got to relax. he's got to show it, and he's got to show a little sense of humor. he's got to show why he's likable. >> reporter: the debate is set for 90 minutes on wednes
they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> reporter: paul ryan pounced. >> vice president biden, just today, said that the middle class over the last four years has been, quote, buried. we agree. that means we need to stop digging by electing mitt romney as the next president of the united states. [ applause ] >> reporter: the vice president later said that the middle class pain was due to bush policies. that romney and ryan want to repeat. the debate symbolizes a problem for the president. even though the economic collapse happened under bush, four years later, families are still hurting. many in the middle class are barely treading water. all guaranteed fodder for tomorrow night's debate in denver. the first lady is making her way there. first stop in ohio. >> are you fired up? >> reporter: where early voting began today. >> are we going sit back and watch everything we worked for and fought for to just slip away? >> reporter: ann romney got to colorado before her. >> we have a debate coming up. we're excited about that. we're focuse
justify raising taxes on the middle-class has been varied the last four years. >> reporter: it didn't take long for paul ryan to pounce on that comment. >> vice president biden just today said that the middle-class, over the last four years has been, quote, buried. we agree. that means, we need to stop digging by electing mitt romney. >> reporter: the latest abc news/"washington post" poll shows the race for president is still very close, which means every word and gesture tonight could impact the election. brandi hitt, abc news, denver. >> thanks to brandi hitt. abc's coverage of tonight's debate begins at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific. >>> now, we turn to the trouble at american airlines. and actually progress on two fronts this morning. there is new movement in the bitter labor dispute between the airline and its pilots union. and also, the mystery of the seats that came loose during three, separate flights may have been solved. abc's tahman bradley is tracking all of the developments. good morning, tahman. that safety issue with those loose seats. what are we hearing now? >> reporter: wel
a lot of food and beverage and the sales tax will come to the city of oakland. >> let's go oakland has now 52,000 followers on the facebook inning pa. management says it has no plans though to remove those tarps for the division playoffs. >> you hope everybody wants to go to the game. >> that would be nice. >> i'm sure there is a great reason for keeping the tarp on. we swrus have no idea what it might be. here is the problem with the one-game playoff. an absurd call changes everything in atlanta. and oh, do the fans react. sports is next. >>> here is the trouble with the one-game playoff. you play 162 games for one chance and an umpire blows the call and it kills you. it happened in atlanta. molina with a drive to right. look at hayward. he is going back to the wall and he leaps and makes the catch. that is spectacular concentration right there. the top six and former a. a solo homer and 4-2 saint luis. a melt down in the eighth. holiday is coming in and the ball will drop, but he calls it the infield fly rule. so the batter is automatically out instead of bases loaded and one man out
people to go to the game they will buy a lot of food and beverage and the sales tax will come to the city of oakland. >> let's go oakland has now 52,000 followers on the facebook inning pa. management says it has no plans though to remove those tarps for the division playoffs. >> you hope everybody wants to go to the game. >> that would be nice. >> i'm sure there is a great reason for keeping the tarp on. dea wh no idea what it might be. here is the problem with the one-game playoff. an absurd call changes everything in atlanta. and oh, do the fans react. sports is next. ♪ [ typing ] ♪ ♪ [ camera shutter clicks ] ♪ gets her every time. [ male announcer ] it's hard to resist the craveable nature of the salty peanuts, dark chocolate, and smooth peanut butter in nature valley sweet & salty nut bars. irresistible. by nature valley. 100% new. ♪ 100% greek. 100% mmm... ♪ oh wow, that is mmm... ♪ in fact it's so mmm you might not believe it's a hundred calories. well ok then, new yoplait greek 100. it is so good. ♪ the one-game playoff. you play 162 games for one chance and an um
have to have insurance, have you to buy insurance or pay for it. when you pay when you file income tax. that is going through irs. >> interesting. >> this comes from diane. she asks i was wondering when mobile carriers going to deactivate stolen phone autos they've been working on a plan that if someone steels your phone they won't be able to use your phone. verizon is doing thchl they turn off the phone. the phone cannot be used on any carrier by october 31 every other carrier will be in on this. and so if stolen, it's inoperable in america. >> and marilyn asked i was in the gap and they were not charging for bags and giving out plastic bags to customers. are they exempt? >> no. and here is the basic rule for the new bag ban. they must charge 10 cents if they give you a bag. you're not allowed to have plastic so you're down to compostable bag that's look plastic and then, paper bags, both they must charge a dime. and the only people or businesses that are exempt are restaurants. right now they are allowed to give you a bag so think in terms of a dried up restaurant. what would you do?
it's a brand new race. >> reporter: and if the president argues that romney wants to cut taxes for the rich, christie's response -- >> stop lying. he's saying that the wealthy will pay just as much. >> reporter: romney does say he would eliminate tax cuts across the board, but would lower common deductions, too. with the new poll showing the majority expecting the president to win the debate, the president's focus will be to avoid unforced errors. like president bush checking his watch back in 1992. or vice president al gore taking that awkward step towards george w. bush. >> and i believe i can. >> so many believe that al gore had invaded george bush's personal space there. we had a poll asking who would you like to see on "dancing with the stars," 51% said the president. 26% said romney. but also this, who would you trust to babysit your children? listen to this. dead even. both at 41%. >> i'm not surprised by that. one is a good father. the other, a good grandfather and father. the likability so important. thanks, david. george? >>> thank you very much. arnold schwarzenegger
share of taxes more fallout after the august fire caused by a deteriorated pipeline. toxic smoke from the fire sent 15,000 people to the hospital chevron officials were not at last night's meeting but expect more heat today when protesters plan to gather at 3:00 at the richmond bart station they will rally in washington park 4:30 then the refinery at 5:00. >>> apple's iphone 5 out dueled main rival. michigan company tested three dozen cell phones for toxic chemicals. the iphone 5 finished fifth, main competitor samsung finished 9th. topping the list with the least amount of hazardous materials motorola citrus. we have links to the study on abc7news.com. >>> oracle's ceo larry ellison says he plans to turn the ha ya island he bought into an eco lab. he wants to experiment with more environmentally sound ways to live on lanai. he hopes to convert seawater to freshwater. he would like to see more electric cars on the island instead of expensive jeeps that people currently rent. he wants to increase exports to japan and other markets. he bought 98% of lanai in june. the video is from orac
circumstances raise taxes on middle income families. >> reporter: the president challenged his rifle saying romney cannot keep his -- his rival saying romney cannot keep his -- >> the president: now he's saying his big bold idea is never mine. >> reporter: other topics included medicaid reform. while there wasn't a knock out punch from either side some feel the president may been too relaxed. >> he seemed a little detached at times didn't want to be there >> reporter: most agree romney led after lagging in many polls this first mav up could give him the boost he needed. >> knowing he's behind and he needs to win i think he put the president on the defensive a number of times. >> reporter: the candidates aren't wasting time, they are back on the campaign trail today. the next debate is next week when the al candidates go one-on-one. -- when the vice presidential candidates go one-on-one. >> if you missed the debate go to abc7news.com. the next debate in danville, kentucky when vice president biden and congressman ryan will face off. abc will air the debate live. >>> hiker in serious conditio
on the economy. the pair also brought the sluggish economy with romney promising to close tax loopholes and limit deductions. mr. obama says that plan will hurt the struggling middle class. >> the president: it is not possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high income individuals to avoid either raising the deficit or burdening the middle class. the it is math, arithmetic. >> pundits this morning are saying romney's aggressive perform was what he needed. >> -- performance was what he needed. >>> a poll conducted last night immediately after the debate found 67% of registered voters went for mitt romney. 25% went for president obama. cnn conducted the poll with 430 americans. >>> next debate takes play week from today in kentucky when vice president biden and congressman ryan face off. abc 7 will air that debate live. >>> stock market opens up in less than 30 minutes. this morning investors will be keeping a close eye on helmand province, -- on hp, stock closed down 8% after whitman said expect lower revenue and proves until at least 2016. coming up we go live to
who don't pay federal income taxes. romney told fox news his life has shown that he cares about 100% of americans. >>> san francisco is expected to be overrun with visitors this weekend with several major events taking police and police will be patrolling all over the city trying to keep trouble to a minimum. crowds coming to watch are two of several major events going on. police say people should be alert in crowded situations and protect their purses and pockets. your phone may be the most attractive item nor thieves. >> if you are going to -- use your cell phone put it in your pocket like you would your wallet you wouldn't walk around with wallet and cash out don't do it with a three to five hunt dollar piece of electronic equipment. >> police say take steps to prevent yourself from becoming a victim. >>> giants holding rally outside at&t park today to get ready for post-season play this weekend. fans are encouraged to wear orange and pick up a flag. giants went through a light workout yesterday in preparation for the series. they will face the reds. the giants went through their
don't pay federal income taxes. romney told fox news last night that his life has shown he cares 100% about people. >>> mitt romney's wife ann has been booked as a guest host on "good morning america" next week. she will fill in for robin roberts who is on extended medical leave. the appearance is set for next wednesday, abc news is in discussions with the first lady for a similar appearance. >>> are you doing your holiday shopping early? if you are, chances are you are worried about the economy. >> jane king is live at the new york stock exchange with that and investors seem to be liking what they are seeing in the jobs report, right? >>> in september according to the labor day falling to 7.8%, the labor department say 114,000 jobs created last month almost exactly what economists predicted. there's some dispute about those rosey numbers. an analyst says, the number of household surveyed in this report was double normal. he believes that contributed to the drop. and we have ge's former ceo tweeting this morning the obama administration manipulated the numbers to take advantage of th
to cut taxes for 98% of americans and a bill to help families refinance their homes at lower interest rates. >> congress needs to step up and provide every responsible homeowner a chance to save about $3,000 a year on their mortgage by refinancing at lower rates. i gave them a plan to do that back in february. it's a plan that has the support of independent, nonpartisan economists and leaders across the housing industry. >> for the gop, republican national committee chairman rence priebus said obama's economic plans repeats the same failed policy that is have buried the middle class the past four years. >>> for more on the skyrocketing gas prices. an organization representing independent gas stations made a move that could have brought prices down for everyone. nannette miranda is in sacramento with the story. >> to bring down high gasoline prices, the california independent markers oil association, which represents independent station operators, filed for a waiver with state regulators asking that they able to sell winter blend fuel now. the annual switch from the more complicated su
about romney's economic plans. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that has been buried the last four years. >> vice president biden just today said that the middle class over the last four years has been, quote, buried. we agree! that means we need to stop digging by electing mitt romney as the next president of the united states. >>> biden later tried to dig himself out of the mess by explaining that the middle class had been buried by policies supported by the republicans. trying to, yeah, dig himself out of that line. >> joe's always -- he's never dull. love him or hate him, he's always saying something interesting. and headline-worthy, interesting. everyone talking about the video released last night as well. conservative website dug up a video of the president speaking to an audience back in 2007. saying a racially polarizing, racially divisive speech, referenced jeremiah wright, the federal government's response to katrina, new orleans, seven years ago. so that could play a role in the d debait tonight. it may not. it's been the election so far, interesting
the country for the last year promising $5 drl in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. >> reporter: many supporters asking, why wasn't the president tougher? why no mention of romney and his comments about the 47%? the people romney said he could never convince to take personal responsibility. romney offering a new explanation for those comments overnight. >> why didn't president obama bring that up? what would you have said if he did bring it up? >> clearly, in a campaign with hundreds, if not thousands of speeches and question-and-answer sessions, now and then, you're going to say something that doesn't come out right. in this case, i said something that was just completely wrong. >> reporter: that was one of the first times we heard romney, in fact, the first time we heard him say he was completely wrong on those comments about the 47%. the obama team says they'll look at their strategy before the next debate. >>> james carville and mary matalin will join us on "this week." elizabeth? >>> now we're going to turn to an explosive e-mail that reveals that extra security requested by amer
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